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Alexander announces new coaching staff

Belmont basketball coach Casey Alexander announced Tuesday morning his new coaching staff which includes returning assistants Brian Ayers and Tyler Holloway and former Lipscomb University assistant Sean Rutigliano.

The return of Ayers and Holloway will help keep normalcy for the players who’ve spent countless hours being trained by them.

“We are excited that Coach Ayers and Coach Holloway are staying at Belmont,” said freshman Nick Muszynski. “They are great coaches, but more importantly, even better people. The team looks forward to building on last season.”

Ayers and Alexander have history together, spending 15 years on Byrd’s staff developing star athletes like Ian Clark and J.J. Mann.

The 2019-2020 season will be Ayers 22nd season with the Bruins.

“Brian and I have a long history together, and I’m excited that he will remain as Associate Head Coach,” said Alexander in a press release. “Brian’s contribution to this program cannot be overstated; he’s a real professional, both as a teacher and leader.”

Alexander will only bring over one assistant from Lipscomb.

Rutigliano spent four years with Alexander on his Lipscomb staff. Rutigliano has some Belmont connections coaching along former Bruins assistant Mark Price at Ouachita Baptist University, according to Belmont Athletics.

Photo by Carina Eudy.

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